GM has alerted dealers today of an upcoming safety recall for Corvette owners. Here are the details of what vehicles are involved and what you can expect.
The recall will include certain 2005-2007 Corvettes equipped with a removable roof and 2006-2007 Corvette Z06′s. This includes some 22,000 Corvettes!
Some of these vehicles have a condition in which the adhesive between the roof panel and the frame may separate. If there is a partial separation, the occupant may notice one or more symptoms, such as a snapping noise when driving over bumps, wind noise, poor roof panel fit, roof panel movement/bounce when a door or hatch is closed, or a water leak in the headliner. If there is a complete separation, the roof panel may detach from the vehicle. If this were to occur while the vehicle was being driven, it could strike a following vehicle and cause injury and/or property damage.
To correct the problem, dealers will install a newly designed roof panel. Right now GM is waiting on suppliers to obtain the required parts and when a sufficent number has been obtained, customer notification will begin.
Dealers do not know which specific vehicles are involved, nor can they perform the recall before the recall has been officially launched.
As always, any safety recall is done free of charge for the customer. Stay tuned to CorvetteBlog for updated information when we have it.
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